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Suspect Allegedly Impersonated Federal Agent, Warned Victims They Would Be Killed Because Of His Job: Officials

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Source: Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Nov. 28 2022, Published 11:19 a.m. ET

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A Louisiana man ended up in hot water and behind bars after he allegedly impersonated a federal agent, authorities said.

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Issac Emmanual Wilkes, 24, of Houma, was recently arrested and charged with extortion, and false personation of a police officer, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff said.

According to officials, just after 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, a distraught person called police to report an incident allegedly involving Wilkes.

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“The victim provided information that Wilkes claimed to be working for a federal law enforcement agency as an undercover agent, and that the victim and child were in danger of being killed as a result of his status with the agency,” the sheriff’s office said, noting investigators reviewed text messages as well as phone calls the alleged victim received from several numbers.

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Deputies located Wilkes, who works at a private security agency, and brought him in for questioning.

“During the interview, Wilkes did admit to making and sending numerous text messages and phone calls to the victim, and also admitted to assuming the identity of a local federal agent to complete the threats to the victim,” the sheriff’s office said.

Wilkes was arrested and booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, where he was being held on a $60,000 bond.

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